The Art of Backpack

The Art of Backpack MCM

Celebrating a great revival, the ’90s trend of leather backpacks continues this season and MCM designs some of the most desirable ones, available in different sizes to accommodate your personal lifestyle.

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Large enough to fit your every essential, I love the the large models featuring the label’s signature logo print embellished with large pyramid studs. Great for traveling, those must-haves include a padded laptop or tablet compartment and multiple pockets. But also the smaller versions exude grandeur and flair sure to make a style statement that demands pure attention.

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For previous posts in which I am wearing some of my favorite models, click on the links below:
One Day in Berlin with MCM
My Look: Hiking in Iceland
Luisaviaroma Style Lab – Grunge Flair

Tomorrow I will host a special event with MCM in Zurich, so please stay tuned for more.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of MCM and © Sandra Bauknecht

Lusting for Lanvin’s Nameplate Necklaces

Lanvin Nameplate Necklaces F:W2014

Something you may have found completely tacky until now, will surely dangle soon around your neck. Whether you need help, are in love, a happy mood or just want to express some coolness, then those Lanvin nameplate necklaces are for you. Spotted first on the F/W 2013 runway and now on most fashionistas, such as Natalie Massenet and Anya Ziourova during fashion week, this jewelry-candy is flying off the shelves.

Lanvin Love Necklace

For me, there is nothing more important than love…
Available at mytheresa and net-à-porter.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, @ Diego Zuko

A Gift from Valentino

A Gift from Valentino

Spotted on Valentino’s F/W 2013 runway, this new calf leather clutch is the ultimate statement accessory. It features a front strap detail that is as functional as it is fashionable. You might imagine my excitement when this beauty arrived personalized with my initials and a handwritten note from the house’s designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, at my doorstep. Thank you, Valentino, for one of the best gifts ever!

LoL, Sandra

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Valentino Letter

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Mulberry and Centurion Event in Zurich

Mulberry Centurion Event Zurich

Last Wednesday, Mulberry hosted together with American Express Centurion an intimate event at the store in Zurich. Listening to the sounds of a harp player, guests were invited to observe the exquisite detail and craftsmanship that goes into creating an iconic ALEXAicon bag.


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Primrose Bag Mulberry

On display was the British brand’s newest family member that is part of the F/W 2013 collection: the PRIMROSE, a new take on heritage Mulberry detailing.

Primrose Polished Calf in Black HH1726_100A100Inspired by a vintage bag shape, this softly-rounded satchel is a contrast to the other satchels in the Mulberry collection, yet still loaded with the house’s DNA. It has a structured top handle, cross-body strap and postman’s lock closure – updated exclusively for the Primrose. As opposed to the classic postman’s lock, this one has a side-opening hinge, adding a touch of newness to an iconic piece of Mulberry hardware.


LoL, Sandra

Primrose Grainy Calf in Aubergine HH1638_091V120Stills: Courtesy of Mulberry – Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

I Love this Boy

Chanel Boy Bag AW 2013

Launched in 2011, the Boy CHANEL bag has become an recognizable House creation and its status as such, is set to last. For the CHANEL F/W 2013 collection Karl Lagerfeld has reinterpreted its design with a resolutely modern and supple version.

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Quilted or smooth, the flap is animated by a graphic contrasting effect with an overstitched or quilted braiding. Forever faithful to its codes, the chain strap and the Boy lock, the handbag is available in four sizes from a mini version to a maxi bag.

In shades of black, pearl grey and white, there’s a distinct contrast with the deep nuances of brick red, lead green and bright petrol blue.

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In addition to the smooth or patent calfskin and the exotic alligator and python skins, it also exists in two aged goatskins, one iridescent and the other with graduated shading.

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Another variation has a smooth leather or tweed flap and comes with four different sized link chains, emphasising the Boy CHANEL’s definitive rock’n’roll allure.

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I love this Boy and need it in my closet. My object of desire for F/W 2013, perfect to complement my edgy and punk-inspired looks for the next season. 
Available in CHANEL boutiques from September 2013.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

Street Art on Silk

Street Art on Silk Louis Vuitton

For F/W 2013, Louis Vuitton has invited three new international street artistsEko Nugroho from Indonesia, EINE from the UK and Franco-Tunisian eL Seed – to bring their vision to bear on its emblematic giant silk square. This latest collaboration continues Louis Vuitton’s world tour of the buzzing street scene, which began last season with AIKO, RETNA and Os Gemeos – themselves following in a tradition of partnerships with contemporary artists, including Stephen Sprouse, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince.

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Mixing urban and pop influences with traditional Indonesian motifs, Eko Nugroho’s intriguing design conjures up a mythical beast in deliberately clashing colours, which twists across a geometrical background of scale-like shapes in blue and khaki.


Drawing on Louis Vuitton’s heritage, EINE expresses the excitement of travel in words and colour, printing the phrase “great adventures” in bold block letters and eye-popping shades onto a dramatic black background, and framing the entire design with the Louis Vuitton signature.


Inspired by Arabic calligraphy, eL Seed imagines the graceful swirls of this ancestral art overlaying the Monogram pattern. One half of the design is printed in fuchsia, while the other is covered with a discreet filigree that reveals, rather than conceals, Louis Vuitton’s iconic motif.


I love the new scarves so much and Stephen Sprouse‘s iconic print is still among my favorites. Which one is yours?

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

The Bowling Bag by Miu Miu

Miu Miu Bowling Bag FW2013

Miu Miu continues to reinterpret classic leather goods with the introduction of the bowling bag. Revealed in the F/W 2013 runway fashion show, this new season object of desire is characterized by a full-length chunky zipper that runs along its entire profile.

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Gold hardware, along with smaller handles, emphasizes the brand’s desire to revisit the cornerstones of elegance with a new twist. This bag represents a new aesthetic to a classic bowling shape. Offered in two different styles, with shoulder straps, they are AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE and at all Miu Miu stores. On my shopping list is definitely this yellow one.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miu

Object of Desire: The W Bag

The W Bag by Louis Vuitton

With fair skin and dark red lips, Michelle Williams made her debut as the new face of Louis Vuitton, sporting the House’s innovative new bag which is on top of my F/W 2013 wish list. Its tight lines, suggesting the penmanship of a W, outline a three-part body, which is enhanced by the blending of various materials. Being the perfect daily companion, the bag has plenty of surprises in store, both visual and tactile, of course all created with the House’s know-how.


Externally, it offers a doubly harmonious character, combining the smooth and silky surface of rare leathers with the emblematic Monogram canvas, or with a velvety tufted effect, embroidery on leather inspired by the art of tapestry. Inside, the intelligently designed space in suede leather features many different pockets, offering a logical place for all the objects which can be found in the intimate compartments of a woman’s life.

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Uma Thurman was spotted recently with this new must-have at the Munich airport. Freshness, modernity, and elegance: the latest addition to the Louis Vuitton family has every sort of appeal.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

New Miu Miu Derby Shoes for F/W 2013

New Miu Miu Derby Shoes

MIU MIU once again reinterprets the cornerstones of modern elegance by revisiting the classic derby shoe. Menswear-inspired, the new footwear for F/W 2013 is characterized by the unusual pairing between the different components and masculine proportions. The soles are made of leather and further complemented by black or white rubber lug soles. Designed in polished, metallic or patent leather and matched with asymmetric tips for a sophisticated look.

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The new derbies are available in black and silver and also in a slip-on version.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miuicon

The Whole World on a String


Spotted on the Chanel F/W 2013 runway, this little globe bag has been immeditaly on my wish list. Appearing in black and clear, the it will definitely be the evening bag of winter season. As usual, Karl Lagerfeld‘s got the whole world on a string.


Carry this mini globe bag and you run the world of fashion. Better get yourselves on the wait lists now…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel